As Oahu Wedding Photographers, Wendy and I get many questions from soon-to-be brides about anything and everything related to getting married. Here is a quick article on how to get a marriage license for your wedding in Hawaii.
I’m sure some of you are saying to yourself “ummm, of course wedding photographers would just suggest us to buy their most expensive package.” While I’ll try not to dissuade you from that, our goal is to get you exactly what you want and this is our guide on getting you there. Read the rest of this entry »
Eric and I were privileged enough to be able to volunteer our time to photograph for the Special Olympics. Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes, coaches, family and friends from all Hawaiian islands gathered for the Holiday Classic held the weekend of December 5th through 7th on Oahu. The Holiday Classic was hosted by the local military bases: Kaneohe Marine Corps, Hickam Air Force Base, and Pearl Harbor where the athletes competed in Basketball, Bowling, and Bocce Ball. The athletes truly looked excited to have their medals presented by local military and police officers. Eric and I had so much fun capturing the excitement of the games and ceremonies. I got so into the basketball games that I just had to try to sneak in some applause between taking pictures. Read the rest of this entry »
Simple. Laid-back. Beautiful. This Makapuu Point wedding was a complete reflection of their style. The couple was joined by only 10 close family and friends at the Makapuu lookout point. The sunset ceremony was simple and sweet with the minister reading Bible verses and offering the bride and groom communion. We loved how laid back this wedding was. The bride proved that you don’t need an elaborate wedding gown to be a beautiful bride. She looked stunning in a short white cotton eyelet dress with a satin sash. The groom wore a black and tan Hawaiian Aloha shirt with khaki shorts. I try really hard to not tear up at weddings, ESPECIALLY when I’m the photographer, but the bride and groom were so clearly emotional while exchanging their vows that it was hard not to tear up! Thank you for letting us be your wedding photographers at your intimate and touching ceremony! We wish you the very best!
Old world elegance and classic Hawaiian soul meet at Bayer Estate. Dating back to the 1930′s, this historical property offers a wedding atmosphere unparalleled by others in Oahu. This wedding venue would perfectly suit a bride who wants a private wedding with elegance and charm. For an Oahu Wedding Photographer, the Bayer Estate is paradise!
Just east of Diamond Head in the Aina Haina area, Bayer Estate is a retreat from the more metropolitan areas centered around Waikiki Beach. Rental of this property allows exclusive use of the entire property, including the 2 story Craftsman style home and the ocean front garden. Wedding receptions at Bayer Estate stand out amongst others with antique glassware, hand painted heirloom china, and fresh floral arrangements. If your dream wedding can be described in two words, “classic and sophisticated,” this may be the perfect wedding location for you!
Here are some images that Oahu Wedding Photographers, L’Amour Photography, shoot at some recent weddings held at the beautiful Bayer Estate in Honolulu
For more information on this destination wedding venue, please contact the Bayer Estate:
5329 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, Hawaii 96821
Phone: (808) 377-9359
Please contact us at L’Amour Photography for availability to be your Oahu wedding photographers.
Tiki Bar and Grill is located right in the middle of all of the action on Waikiki Beach in Oahu. This popular open-air bar and grill over looks the Waikiki Beach walk from the second floor of the ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel. Whether you are planning a private reception, rehearsal dinner, or looking for a wedding venue with stunning highrise views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach, Tiki Bar and Grill offers delicious food, amazing drinks, and a lively Hawaiian atmosphere.
Tiki’s Grill and Bar has four areas that can be reserved for private parties and serve as the perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. The Lava Tube, Hina’s Lanai and Ocean Room are great areas for smaller parties featuring plenty of ocean breezes and true South Pacific decor. For larger parties, the Coconut Club sits atop the ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel on the 21st floor with amazing views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. AND, if you have your wedding reception or private party on a Friday night, you can also catch the Hilton Hawaiian Village‘s weekly fireworks show from the Coconut Club’s expansive lanai.
Please contact this Waikiki Beach venue for private parites, rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions:
Tiki’s Bar and Grill
Location: 2570 Kalakaua Ave. Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Please contact us at L’Amour Photography regarding availability for your Waikiki Beach Wedding
Located on the Winward side of Oahu, Luana Hills Country Club is nestled under the Ko’olau Mountains in Kailua. Perfectly manicured greens and a beautiful club house make this venue ideal for brides and grooms who want to be surrounded by lush green vegetation for their ceremony. Read the rest of this entry »
Paradise Cove is not only one of the most popular places for an authentic and entertaining Hawaiian Luau, it is also a great place to have your wedding! Situated on 12 acres on the West coast, or the Leeward side of Oahu, Paradise Cove is a getaway from the more metropolitan Honolulu and Waikiki area. This wedding venue features private beaches, delicious food, entertainment, and gorgeous landscaping and vegetation, not to mention one of the best sunsets on Oahu. Read the rest of this entry »
The Diamond Head Anela Garden Chapel in Honolulu Oahu is a non-denominational chapel accommodating couples from around the world each year. Accommodating up to 100 guests, this quaint chapel is lined with beautiful English stained glass windows that light your way down the isle.
With three reception rooms in the Guest House and expert japanese chefs catering the meals, you can be sure that you will have a Hawaiian wedding you and your guests will never forget! AND, for you local Honolulu birdes and grooms-to-be, the Diamond Head Anela Garden offers special wedding packages just for Kamaiana! If a beautiful chapel, 30,000 square feet of gardens, and a guest house aren’t enough, the Diamond Head Anela Chapel can also help you find your dream wedding dress (or tuxedo) at their bridal salon, Naoco Wedding. That is what I call a complete package!
If you are interested in more information about the Diamond Head Anela Garde, please contact this wedding venue:
Diamond Head Anela Garden
Location: 3050 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Please contact us at L’Amour Photography for availability to photograph your Honolulu wedding.
Hale Koa Hotel is an exclusive first class resort in Honolulu Oahu catering to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. You either have to BE someone (presently in the military or be a veteran) or KNOW someone (in your immediate family who served). With Oahu hosting multiple military bases including Schofield Barracks, Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base, Bellows Air Force Station, Fort Shafter, Hickam Air Force Base, and Pearl Harbor Naval Base, there is no question why this resort is so popular! A resort exclusively for you and your loved ones, that’s nothing to pass up! Read the rest of this entry »
The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel offers gorgeous views, a backdrop of Daimond Head, and a hint of Japanese stlye to any wedding ceremony or reception. Whether you are looking for a venue with some Japanese flare or simply a gorgeous setting with delicious food, the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel is worth checking out. Read the rest of this entry »
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Davies!!!
Hannah and Andrew traveled half way around the world from Wales (in the United Kingdom) to Oahu for their beach wedding. Eric and I had a blast being their photographers on their big day. Not only were Hannah and Andrew a fun couple to work with, their wedding party was incredibly lively and hilarious. Eric and I kept thinking to ourselves, “Can you believe our lives? We are shooting a beautiful wedding in Hawaii and are surrounded by amazingly fun people. Life can’t get much better!”
Hannah and the girls got ready for the big day in a suite at the Moana Surfrider Hotel while Andrew and the boys were getting ready at the nearby Ohana East Hotel. Hannah and Andrew had a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Moana Surfrider Hotel on the Diamond Lawn. Their closest family and friends traveled from all over the UK and United States to watch Hannah and Andrew exchange vows and rings.
Hannah and Andrew were hoping for a bright and sunny wedding in Hawaii since they hadn’t seen a real summer back in Whales in the last 2 years! Hannah kept in good spirits in the face of a rainy forecast for her Hawaiian beach wedding. Her optimism, and all of us keeping our fingers crossed, must have paid off because there wasn’t a cloud in the sky during their ceremony.
Hannah and Andrew took a little road trip with Eric and I to Iroquois Point Beach where we photographed their wedding portraits at sunset. The newly overcast sky made for an awesome backdrop as the sun set.
Hannah and Andrew had an intimate reception in the Roof Garden on the 6th floor of the luxurious Moana Surfrider Hotel. Family and friends feasted on a delicious dinner and laughed and cried during the heartfelt speeches. And to top the night off, the whole wedding party sang Happy Birthday to Eric, whose birthday was fast approaching at midnight. Eric was so touched that the first people to wish him Happy Birthday this year were the happy wedding party! We could not have hoped for a better start to Eric’s birthday!
Thank you to Hannah and Andrew and their wonderful wedding party! It was our pleasure to be your wedding photographers!
Located on the Winward side of Oahu in Kaneohe, Ko’olau Ballrooms stands out amongst its neighboring venues in its specialization in hosting events. Planning and personalizing weddings and events is their bread and butter, and they definitely know what they are doing! Choose from venues featuring an indoor waterfall, lush garden, or a breathtaking view of the Ko’olau Mountain Range. Read the rest of this entry »
Saint Andrews Cathedral in Honolulu Oahu is a breathtaking venue for a wedding. This Episcopal Church was built in the mid 1800′s in a unique and distinctive style that makes St. Andrews Cathedral unlike any other in Oahu. Colorful stained glass works of art light up the cathedral as the sun shines through the windows from across the Pacific Ocean. Read the rest of this entry »
Introducing the future “Mr. and Mrs. Sin”!
As if there future married names weren’t awesome enough, this couple was so much fun to work with. Alanna and Stephen, hailing from Texas, wanted their engagement photos done during their vacation in Oahu. Eric and I took them to the 22-acre Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu to get a good variety of photos amongst the numerous backdrops including flamingos, penguins, waterfalls, amazing architecture, the beautiful Ocean Crystal Wedding Chapel, and the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon.
This newly engaged couple were up for anything we suggested for a good picture! Alanna and Stephen risked minor bodily harm as they whisked by each other on escalators, trying to kiss at the exact right time while trying to not smash their faces together. You would never know how difficult it really was judging by how effortless they made it look.
After a few hours of shooting, the four of us went down the beach for a few pina coladas and mai tais as the Hilton Hawaiian Village put on their weekly fireworks show. If that isn’t the perfect way to end a photo shoot, I don’t know what is!
We wish Alanna and Stephen the best as their weddings in Texas and Thailand approach!